Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon

Km. 3.8, Hm. 3.0 Road 187 Boca…
San Juan, Puerto Rico

In business since 2004, Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon Charters is one of the largest light tackle operators in the San Juan area. Conveniently located near the La Torrecilla and San José Lagoons, the company offers some of the best Tarpon fishing you can find. They operate in an area that is not only inhabited by large numbers of Tarpon and Snook, but is also surrounded by stunning wildlife and nature. The calm waters of the lagoon make seasickness unlikely and the area is easily accessible by car.

The charter company operates a fleet of 5 light tackle inshore fishing boats, amongst which is the 22 foot Pathfinder. This boat is perfect for light tackle fishing in the area: it is equipped with comfortable seating and offers a dry and comfortable ride through the lagoons. Equipped with a Garmin Fishfinder, two livewells and plenty of storage, the boat is also furnished with the full range of USCG required safety equipment.

Puerto Rico is famous for its Tarpon fishing with good reason: the Silver King can be found in the lagoons all year round and there is virtually no off season. Other fish that might be found in the lagoons include Snook, Jacks, Lady Fish, small Barracuda and some Snapper. Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon tend to use live bait, which is usually caught as part of the trip and can include Threadfin Herring, Anchovies and Sand Perch. They also use a variety of artificial lures, and make their own flies for fly fishing. Most of their light tackle is Shimano and Penn, while Scott, Sage and Orvis rods are used for fly fishing.

Brothers Karim and Armando Chaar operate Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon fishing charters. They have both been fishing the local lagoons since they were children and have since then been featured on numerous TV shows on ESPN2, Sunsports TV and Worldwide Fishing Network. They focus on providing a professional and courteous service using high quality, well-maintained fishing gear on clean and well-equipped boats.


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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (3 + Pax)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 530
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    A 6 hour trip fishing the lagoons near San Jose for Tarpon and other species, possibly including Jacks, Lady Fish, Snook and Barracuda. Light tackle and Fly fishing are both catered for and fishing is usually done with live bait caught at the beginning of the trip, although a variety of artificial baits are also available. Max 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (2 Pax)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 490
    up to 4 persons
    A 6 hour trip fishing the lagoons near San Jose for Tarpon and other species, possibly including Jacks, Lady Fish, Snook and Barracuda. Light tackle and Fly fishing are both catered for and fishing is usually done with live bait caught at the beginning of the trip, although a variety of artificial baits are also available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (3 + Pax)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 390
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    A half day trip fishing the lagoons near San Jose for Tarpon, as well as other species. Light tackle and Fly fishing are both catered for, and fishing is usually done with live bait caught at the beginning of the trip, although a variety of artificial baits are also available. Max 4 passengers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (2pax)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    A half day trip fishing the lagoons near San Jose for Tarpon, as well as other species. Light tackle and Fly fishing are both catered for, and fishing is usually done with live bait caught at the beginning of the trip, although a variety of artificial baits are also available.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder () originally built in 2006. Powered by a 175HP Etec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Armando Chaar
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since October 2014
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Armando Chaar has been fishing the lagoons of Puerto Rico since he was a child. His has owned and operated Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon since 2004, and he and his experienced team have appeared in over a dozen TV shows, including ESPN2, World Fishing Network and SunSport. The team has also been featured in numerous magazine publications, such as Fins&Skins;, Que Pasa and Travel and Tourism.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

San Juan Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Experienced, hard working captain.  Caught a couple of nice tarpon even though conditions weren’t ideal.

Fished August 11, 2017
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This was a great trip. We caught 3 nice fish. The kids already want to come back.

Fished July 29, 2017
Armando Chaar (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 29, 2017

Thanks Mr.Gibson, it was a pleasure to have you fishing with your family.

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Fished February 20, 2017
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